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Monastir
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(classical orthography, Munastīr, popular pronunciation Mnestīr, Mestīr; nisba Mestīrī), a town and port in the Sahel, the eastern coast of Tunisia, near the site of the ancient Ruspina at the end of a cape which runs out to the south-east of Sūsa.

Due to the proximity and special position of three little islands, the anchorage of Monastir is considered the best on the east coast of Tunisia (U.S. Hydrographie Office, Sailing directions for the Mediterranean , i, 9F-16; France, Service hydrographique de la marine, Instructions nautiques , série D (II), Paris 1958, 347). This circ…

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Soucek, S., “Monastir”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 27 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5258>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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